Best Sociology of Urban Areas Books
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1. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
Author: by Erik Larson
Erik Larsonauthor of #1 bestseller In the Garden of Beastsintertwines the true tale of the 1893 World’s Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, Erik Larson has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills of the best fiction.
2. The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
Author: by Robert A. Caro
Everywhere acknowledged as a modern American classic, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and chosen by the Modern Library as one of the hundred greatest books of the twentieth century, The Power Broker is a huge and galvanizing biography revealing not only the saga of one man’s incredible accumulation of power, but the story of the shaping (and mis-shaping) of New York in the twentieth century.
Robert Caro’s monumental book makes public what few outsiders knew: that Robert Moses was the single most powerful man of his time in the City and in the State of New York. And in telling the Moses story, Caro both opens up to an unprecedented degree the way in which politics really happensthe way things really get done in America’s City Halls and Statehousesand brings to light a bonanza of vital information about such national figures as Alfred E.
Smith and Franklin D. Roosevelt (and the genesis of their blood feud), about Fiorello La Guardia, John V. Lindsay and Nelson Rockefeller. But The Power Broker is first and foremost a brilliant multidimensional portrait of a manan extraordinary man who, denied power within the normal framework of the democratic process, stepped outside that framework to grasp power sufficient to shape a great city and to hold sway over the very texture of millions of lives.
3. Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
Author: by Matthew Desmond
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE One of the most acclaimed books of our time, this modern classic has set a new standard for reporting on poverty (Barbara Ehrenreich, The New York Times Book Review).
In Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur Genius Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they each struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Hailed as wrenching and revelatory (The Nation), vivid and unsettling (New York Review of Books), Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of twenty-first-century America’s most devastating problems.
Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY President Barack Obama The New York Times Book Review The Boston Globe The Washington Post NPR Entertainment Weekly The New Yorker Bloomberg Esquire BuzzFeed Fortune San Francisco Chronicle Milwaukee Journal Sentinel St. Louis Post-Dispatch Politico The Week Chicago Public Library BookPage Kirkus Reviews Library Journal Publishers Weekly Booklist Shelf AwarenessWINNER OF: The National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction The PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction The Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction The Hillman Prize for Book Journalism The PEN/New England Award The Chicago Tribune Heartland PrizeFINALIST FOR THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE AND THE KIRKUS PRIZEEvicted stands among the very best of the social justice books.
4. Everything Now: Lessons from the City-State of Los Angeles
Author: by Rosecrans Baldwin
MCD (June 15, 2021)
A LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER. NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2021 BY THE MILLIONSA provocative, exhilaratingly new understanding of the United States’ most confounding metropolisnot just a great city, but a full-blown modern city-stateAmerica is obsessed with Los Angeles. And America has been thinking about Los Angeles all wrong, for decades, on repeat.
Los Angeles is not just the place where the American dream hits the Pacific. (It has its own dreams. Not just the vanishing point of America’s western drive. (It has its own compass. Functionally, aesthetically, mythologically, even technologically, an independent territory, defined less by distinct borders than by an aura of autonomy and a sense of unfurling destinythis is the city-state of Los Angeles.
Deeply reported and researched, provocatively argued, and eloquently written, Rosecrans Baldwin’s Everything Now approaches the metropolis from unexpected angles, nimbly interleaving his own voice with a chorus of others, from canonical L.A. Literature to everyday citizens.Here, Octavia E.
5. For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood… and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education (Race, Education, and Democracy)
Author: by Christopher Emdin
A New York Times Best SellerMerging real stories with theory, research, and practice, a prominent scholar offers a new approach to teaching and learning for every stakeholder in urban education. Drawing on his own experience of feeling undervalued and invisible in classrooms as a young man of color and merging his experiences with more than a decade of teaching and researching in urban America, award-winning educator Christopher Emdin offers a new lens on an approach to teaching and learning in urban schools.
For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood… And the Rest of Y’all Too is the much-needed antidote to traditional top-down pedagogy and promises to radically reframe the landscape of urban education for the better. He begins by taking to task the perception of urban youth of color as unteachable, and he challenges educators to embrace and respect each student’s culture and to reimagine the classroom as a site where roles are reversed and students become the experts in their own learning.
6. What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City
Author: by Mona Hanna-Attisha
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK The dramatic story of the Flint water crisis, by a relentless physician who stood up to power.Stirring … [a] blueprint for all those who believe …That the world … Should be full of people raising their voices.’The New York TimesRevealing, with the gripping intrigue of a Grisham thriller.
O: The Oprah Magazine Here is the inspiring story of how Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, alongside a team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders, discovered that the children of Flint, Michigan, were being exposed to lead in their tap waterand then battled her own government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth to the world.
Paced like a scientific thriller, What the Eyes Don’t See reveals how misguided austerity policies, broken democracy, and callous bureaucratic indifference placed an entire city at risk. And at the center of the story is Dr. Mona herselfan immigrant, doctor, scientist, and mother whose family’s activist roots inspired her pursuit of justice.
7. Humans of New York : Stories
Author: by Brandon Stanton
St. Martin's Press
Now a #1 New York Times Bestseller! In the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton began an ambitious project -to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. The photos he took and the accompanying interviews became the blog Humans of New York.
His audience steadily grew from a few hundred followers to, at present count, over eighteen million. In 2013, his book Humans of New York, based on that blog, was published and immediately catapulted to the top of the NY Times Bestseller List where it has appeared for over forty-five weeks.
Now, Brandon is back with the Humans of New York book that his loyal followers have been waiting for: Humans of New York: Stories. Ever since Brandon began interviewing people on the streets of New York, the dialogue he’s had with them has increasingly become as in-depth, intriguing and moving as the photos themselves.
Humans of New York: Stories presents a whole new group of people in stunning photographs, with a rich design and, most importantly, longer stories that delve deeper and surprise with greater candor. Let Brandon Stanton and the Humans of New York he’s photographed astonish you all over again.
8. THE LAST DAYS OF NEW YORK: a reporter's true tale
Author: by Seth Barron
Seth Barron has covered New York for a very long time. He has a new book The Last Days of New York. The title says it all. TUCKER CARLSON “A must read. BRIAN KILMEADE, host of Fox & Friends “In this gripping new book, Seth Barron warns the city may not recover from the preening, disastrous incompetence of Mayor de Blasio.” RAY KELLY, Police Commissioner of New York City “Barron cuts through the noise and provides a devastating account of a city’s decline under the delusional leadership of socialists and con men.
GREG KELLY, host of Newsmax Greg Kelly Reports BILL DE BLASIO SET THE STAGE FOR THE RUIN OF NEW YORK CITY THE LAST DAYS OF NEW YORK: a reporter’s true tale tells the story of how a corrupted political system hollowed out New York City, leaving it especially vulnerable, all in the name of equity and fairness.
When, in the future, people ask how New York City fell to pieces, they can be toldquoting Hemingwaygradually, then suddenly. New Yorkers awoke from a slumber of ease and prosperity to discover that their glorious city was not only unprepared for crisis, but that the underpinnings of its fortune had been gutted by the reckless mismanagement of Bill de Blasio and the progressive political machine that elevated him to power.
9. Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age
Author: by Annalee Newitz
A quest to explore some of the most spectacular ancient cities in human historyand figure out why people abandoned them. In Four Lost Cities, acclaimed science journalist Annalee Newitz takes readers on an entertaining and mind-bending adventure into the deep history of urban life.
Investigating across the centuries and around the world, Newitz explores the rise and fall of four ancient cities, each the center of a sophisticated civilization: the Neolithic site of atalhyk in Central Turkey, the Roman vacation town of Pompeii on Italy’s southern coast, the medieval megacity of Angkor in Cambodia, and the indigenous metropolis Cahokia, which stood beside the Mississippi River where East St. Louis is today.
Newitz travels to all four sites and investigates the cutting-edge research in archaeology, revealing the mix of environmental changes and political turmoil that doomed these ancient settlements. Tracing the early development of urban planning, Newitz also introduces us to the often anonymous workersslaves, women, immigrants, and manual laborerswho built these cities and created monuments that lasted millennia.
10. Humans of New York (ST MARTIN'S PRE)
Author: by Brandon Stanton
St. Martin's Press
Based on the blog with more than four million loyal fans, a beautiful, heartfelt, funny, and inspiring collection of photographs and stories capturing the spirit of a cityNow an instant #1 New York Times bestseller, Humans of New York began in the summer of 2010, when photographer Brandon Stanton set out to create a photographic census of New York City.
Armed with his camera, he began crisscrossing the city, covering thousands of miles on foot, all in an attempt to capture New Yorkers and their stories. The result of these efforts was a vibrant blog he called “Humans of New York,” in which his photos were featured alongside quotes and anecdotes.
The blog has steadily grown, now boasting millions of devoted followers. Humans of New York is the book inspired by the blog. With four hundred color photos, including exclusive portraits and all-new stories, Humans of New York is a stunning collection of images that showcases the outsized personalities of New York.
Surprising and moving, printed in a beautiful full-color, hardbound edition, Humans of New York is a celebration of individuality and a tribute to the spirit of the city. With 400 full-color photos and a distinctive vellum jacket
11. An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny
Author: by Laura Schroff
This inspirational New York Times bestseller chronicles the lifelong friendship between a busy sales executive and a disadvantaged young boy, and how both of their lives were changed by what began as one small gesture of kindness. Stopping was never part of the plan…
She was a successful ad sales rep in Manhattan. He was a homeless, eleven-year-old panhandler on the street. He asked for spare change; she kept walking. But then something stopped her in her tracks, and she went back. And she continued to go back, again and again.
They met up nearly every week for years and built an unexpected, life-changing friendship that has today spanned almost three decades. Whatever made me notice him on that street corner so many years ago is clearly something that cannot be extinguished, no matter how relentless the forces aligned against it.
Some may call it spirit. Some may call it heart. It drew me to him, as if we were bound by some invisible, unbreakable thread. And whatever it is, it binds us still.
12. The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Author: by Jane Jacobs
A direct and fundamentally optimistic indictment of the short-sightedness and intellectual arrogance that has characterized much of urban planning in this century, The Death and Life of Great American Cities has, since its first publication in 1961, become the standard against which all endeavors in that field are measured.
In prose of outstanding immediacy, Jane Jacobs writes about what makes streets safe or unsafe; about what constitutes a neighborhood, and what function it serves within the larger organism of the city; about why some neighborhoods remain impoverished while others regenerate themselves.
She writes about the salutary role of funeral parlors and tenement windows, the dangers of too much development money and too little diversity. Compassionate, bracingly indignant, and always keenly detailed, Jane Jacobs’s monumental work provides an essential framework for assessing the vitality of all cities.
13. Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
Author: by Katherine Boo
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADEInspiring …Extraordinary … [Katherine Boo] shows us how people in the most desperate circumstances can find the resilience to hang on to their humanity.
Just as important, she makes us care. PeopleA tour de force of social justice reportage and a literary masterpiece. Judges, PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times The Washington Post O: The Oprah Magazine USA Today New York The Miami Herald San Francisco Chronicle NewsdayIn this breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport.
As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi are electric with hope. Abdul, an enterprising teenager, sees a fortune beyond counting in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Meanwhile Asha, a woman of formidable ambition, has identified a shadier route to the middle class.
14. The Sociology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
Author: by Alexandra Beeden
August 13, 2015
Exploring more than 80 big ideas and key theories in a clear and simple way, this is the perfect introduction to the study of how humans live and interact with one another. Covering diversity and equality, globalization, human rights, modern urban living, and the role of work and institutions, this book looks at the big questions of how we co-operate: What is society?What makes it tick?
Why do we interact in the way that we do with our friends, co-workers, and rivals? The perfect way to explore this fascinating subject, The Sociology Book profiles the world’s most renowned sociologists and their biggest ideas, from the pioneers Karl Marx and Auguste Comte to the groundbreaking work of Sharon Zukin and Judith Butler.
Each sociological theory is made crystal clear with the help of quirky graphics, pithy quotes, and step-by-step summaries that explain each idea in an easy-to-grasp way.